Hello FM experts,
this is a concept step for a more complex script but I need a script that has 2 independent features:
1: it selects the field it is attached to as a button
2: it can be attached to any arbitrary field and it does the same on that field.
The imaginary script step would be this:
Select field [the one I am attached to] The problem I am running into is that "go to field" can not be defined by calculation, while "go to object" gets confusing between the script and the field being grouped, as the problem detailed here [https://www.soliantconsulting.com/blog/story-about-go-to-object] seems to be a complicating factor.
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I've been searching for some clear answers on db vulnerability, specifically related to scripting.
We have a particular solution running in FMP13, with EAR. This is a peer-shared file design, which has hundreds of installations in peer-shared environments.
User access accounts have been severely limited in released versions (no admin, no [full access]), limited menus, etc..
Users are heavily striated by account privilege set.
I've read bits here & there mentioning that initial opening scripts (onwindowopen, etc) at startup are particularly vulnerable, but haven't found anything definitive.
1. is an opening script trigger a legitimate security flaw?? We use it to determine layout paths, check/confirm licensing, etc, so if it is 'hackable', what alternate option is there?
2. I noticed that even attempting to bypass script triggers, the system requires a full access name/password.. BUT it also displays the name of the particular script (seems like a point of weakness to me)... Is there a way to prevent this?
I have used the combination of ExecuteSQL and ValueCount quite a few times throughout my databases before, with almost no issues. Generally what I will do is set a variable by running an ExecuteSQL, then take a ValueCount of that variable. Then with that ValueCount I will loop through my original ExecuteSQL variable.
However, I am now trying to do something different with this combination. Instead of using the ValueCount variable for a loop, I'm trying to use it as a Global Variable that will be displayed on the main menu. Here is an example of the code I'm trying to use:
Set Variable [$source; Value: ExecuteSQL ( "SELECT UUID FROM Inspections WHERE Inspector = ? AND Accepted ≠ Accepted" ; "" ; "" ; $$fullName )] Set Variable [$$accepted; Value: ValueCount ( $source )] The UUID field is, as expected, an auto-entered "Get ( UUID )" field. The Inspection table is a table containing all of our part inspections. Each inspection begins with it's Accepted field having a value of "Rejected", if the correct parameters are met this field will become "Accepted". The Inspector field contains the first and last name of whomever conducted the part inspection. The $$fullName variable is set previously in this same script by comparing the user's Username to a Table that contains all of our user's Usernames and Full Names.
What I was hoping to do is use a Merge Variable on our main menu that displays our $$accepted variable, showing the user how many unaccepted inspections from that particular user in our database.
However, it only ever displays a value of "1". One of our users has 6 unaccepted inspections in our database currently, but this script only shows that he has 1.
I am wondering if you can't use Merge Variables or ExecuteSQL in this way, or if I'm simply missing something obvious.
Please let me know of any more information I should provide. Thank you for any assistance you may offer!